[caption id="attachment_705676" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/ms-dhoni.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-705676" alt="MS Dhoni, IPL 2018, Chennai Super Kings" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/ms-dhoni.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> MS Dhoni smashed 7 sixes against RCB AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ms-dhoni" target="_blank">MS Dhoni</a> smashed the ball into the crowd seven times -- including to seal the winning runs -- in a match that racked up a record number of Indian Premier League sixes as his Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore to go top of the table. <p></p> <p></p>Dhoni hit an unbeaten 34-ball 70 while opener Ambati Rayudu hit eight sixes in his 82 as Chennai passed Bangalore's 205 for eight with two balls to spare. <p></p> <p></p>Dhoni hit New Zealander Corey Anderson over long on for six to claim the brilliant victory. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/indian-premier-league-2018-match-24-chennai-super-kings-rise-to-top-of-points-table-with-5-wicket-win-vs-royal-challengers-bangalore-705619"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p>The two sides hit 33 sixes in all -- 17 for Chennai -- in the dramatic game, beating the 31 in one IPL game set by Chennai and Kolkata Knight Riders earlier this month, and Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions in 2017. <p></p> <p></p>"I thought it was a difficult chase when I saw AB de Villiers batting to see them over 200, I thought it was 15-20 beyond par," Dhoni commented after. <p></p> <p></p>"We also lost some key batsmen early but it's a small ground, the ball travels a lot here." <p></p> <p></p>The win took Dhoni's side, returning to the IPL after a two year corruption ban, to the top of the IPL table with five wins from six games. <p></p> <p></p>Indian captain Virat Kohli's Bangalore are in a slump with just two wins and the IPL season now half gone. <p></p> <p></p>Kohli will need to study his tactics after his batsmen delivered -- South Africans Quinton De Kock (53) and AB de Villiers (68) plundered 103 for the second wicket in under nine overs -- but his bowlers failed. <p></p> <p></p>Chasing a huge total in their 20 overs, Chennai lost Australian opener Shane Watson with just eight runs scored and then fell to to 74-4 before a 101-run partnership between Rayudu and Dhoni turned the game. <p></p> <p></p>Rayudu was dismissed in the 18th over but Dhoni saw his side home.